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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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The Fairways at Ocean Ridge
The Fairways at Ocean Ridge
8.6 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 769 reviews
8.6

The Fairways at Ocean Ridge is situated on South Island, and offers 5-star accommodation as well as a private beach. It also provides a 24-hour reception, a shopping mall and laundry facilities.

Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Heritage Court Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 560 reviews
8.1

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

The White Morph - Heritage Collection
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.7 Excellent
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 399 reviews
8.7

The White Morph Heritage is located on South Island and offers 5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous amenities this modern motel features include highchairs, DVD/video rental and luggage storage.

Seaview Motel
Seaview Motel
7.5 Good
164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 774 reviews
7.5

This comfortable motel in Kaikoura provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as outdoor tennis courts and a car rental desk. It also offers an airport shuttle, laundry facilities and a tour desk.

Willowbank Motel
Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
GoodBased on 597 reviews
7.1

Willowbank Motel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers a ticket service, a diving centre and a 24-hour reception.

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 941 reviews
8.4

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

Panorama Motel
Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 373 reviews
8.3

Boasting a swimming pool, Panorama Motel Kaikoura is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

Sierra Beachfront Motel
Sierra Beachfront Motel
8.0 Excellent
160 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 1,051 reviews
8.0

Sierra Beachfront Motel is situated in Kaikoura and offers free wireless internet. It provides laundry facilities and a designated smoking area, and is an easy walk from Gold Art & Design Gallery.

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.3 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 1,161 reviews
8.3

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Popular facilities, such as an outdoor pool and a sauna, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

Brook House B&B & Cottages
Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent
201 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura 
ExcellentBased on 751 reviews
8.7

Situated in Kaikoura, Brook House B&B & Cottages provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. It also offers bicycle rental, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

Tips for booking a Kaikoura hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Kaikoura:$155/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$19/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$67 - $330
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$73 - $687
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Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.3 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Popular facilities, such as an outdoor pool and a sauna, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

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Waves Luxury Apartments
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

Waves Apartments Kaikoura provides unique 5-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also features free bicycle rental, scooter/moped rentals on site and a terrace.

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Panorama Motel
Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

Boasting a swimming pool, Panorama Motel Kaikoura is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

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Sierra Beachfront Motel
Sierra Beachfront Motel
8.0 Excellent
160 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura 

Sierra Beachfront Motel is situated in Kaikoura and offers free wireless internet. It provides laundry facilities and a designated smoking area, and is an easy walk from Gold Art & Design Gallery.

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Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.6 km from city centre,  

Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool and an outdoor pool, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

$77
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Brook House B&B & Cottages
Brook House B&B & Cottages
8.7 Excellent
201 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.0 km from city centre,  

Situated in Kaikoura, Brook House B&B & Cottages provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. It also offers bicycle rental, luggage storage and a 24-hour reception.

$80
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Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.6 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2.3 km from city centre,  

Located in Kaikoura, Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park provides 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It also offers a sun deck, a tour desk and meeting rooms.

$83
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Willowbank Motel
Willowbank Motel
7.1 Good
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3.8 km from city centre,  

Willowbank Motel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers a ticket service, a diving centre and a 24-hour reception.

$91
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Sierra Beachfront Motel
Sierra Beachfront Motel
8.0 Excellent
160 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Sierra Beachfront Motel is situated in Kaikoura and offers free wireless internet. It provides laundry facilities and a designated smoking area, and is an easy walk from Gold Art & Design Gallery.

$96
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Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Heritage Court Motor Lodge
8.1 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4.1 km from city centre,  

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It features comfortable rooms with an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette.

$107
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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.3 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Popular facilities, such as an outdoor pool and a sauna, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.

$120
Avg. per night
Seaview Motel
Seaview Motel
7.5 Good
164 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

This comfortable motel in Kaikoura provides complimentary wireless internet, as well as outdoor tennis courts and a car rental desk. It also offers an airport shuttle, laundry facilities and a tour desk.

$125
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Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars or below

$91 - $183

Panorama Motel

No. 1 most popular

Panorama Motel
8.3 Excellent
$183
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Willowbank Motel

Best value

$91
Avg. per night
3 stars

$80 - $150

Sierra Beachfront Motel

No. 1 most popular

$96
Avg. per night
Mondello Kaikoura

No. 2 most popular

Mondello Kaikoura
9.0 Excellent
$121
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Brook House B&B & Cottages

Best value

$80
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$120 - $171

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$152
Avg. per night
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

No. 2 most popular

$134
Avg. per night
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge

Best value

$120
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Where to stay in Kaikoura

About Kaikoura

The seaside settlement of Kaikoura rests where the Pacific Ocean meets the snow-capped peaks of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. It’s one of New Zealand’s best places to encounter whales, catch and eat crayfish and hike coastal trails.

Things to do

Encounter Kaikoura's most majestic marine life on a whale-watching cruise between November and March. If you’re lucky, you might even glimpse the annual migration. You can also go snorkeling with wild dolphins.

Point Kean Seal Colony is another must-see for wildlife enthusiasts, offering a peninsula boardwalk and viewing platform where you can see the fur seals up close. On your return journey, stop by Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, a long-standing roadside restaurant and top-rated place to sample affordable crayfish and scallops.

One of the best provincial museums in New Zealand, the Kaikoura Museum offers an insightful look into the culture and traditions of the Maori people and Kaikoura’s whaling and farming history. For an outdoor adventure, follow a wilderness trail in the Kaikoura Ranges, such as the Mt Fyffe and Kowhai-Hapuku circuits.

Arrive in time for Kaikoura Seafest, a one-day celebration in early October that blends seafood, wine, beer and music. Costumes are encouraged, so feel free to join in with the local folk by dressing as a penguin, dolphin or whale. After all the festivities, stroll through purple gardens at Lavendyl Lavender Farm.

Getting around

Kaikoura is a scenic 2.5-hour drive north of Christchurch International Airport. Intercity buses arrive from Christchurch, while trains come from Picton in the north. Rental cars and shuttle buses are available for local transport.

Kaikoura travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kaikoura?

    Kaikoura is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park, which has a current rating of 8.4. For other potential stays, consider Sierra Beachfront Motel and Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park, which can also be great places to stay in Kaikoura.

  • How much is a hotel in Kaikoura tonight?

    Prices for a hotel in Kaikoura tonight are about $186 on average, but HotelsCombined users have found prices as low as $66 for tonight in the last 3 days. The best price found for a 4-star hotel in Kaikoura tonight is $81.